ALVA RANKINAlva Rankin, 61, of Lake Nebagamon, Wis. died Monday, July 23, 2012 in an automobile accident near Hinckley, Minn.
Alva Rankin, 61, of Lake Nebagamon, Wis., died Monday, July 23, 2012 in an automobile accident near Hinckley, Minn.
Alva's first love was family, and with wife Anne, was a foster parent for 12 years. They both worked tirelessly for Kids in Nebagamon assisting children and families in need. He volunteered with the Catholic Charities Bureau of the Superior, Wis., Diocese where he also served on the Board for several years. His inquiring mind, good humor and organizational skills were highly valued by other board members. He touched and helped improve the lives of thousands in the community through these organizations and a variety of others.
Alva was an avid hunter, fisherman and handball player. He was committed to the environment and worked often with the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources and water environment organizations. Professionally he continued this work with engineering firm Short Elliott Hendrickson specializing in community water system issues.
He is survived by his beloved wife Anne; daughter Maria; sons Ty and Damen; stepsons Ron and Rick Husby; father Leon; mother Beatrice; brother Leon and sister Lenise.
He will be sorely missed.
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